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Creating Jazz (Total length : 2h19m)
If you know Jazz, you know GRAMMY winning pianist, composer, arranger and producer Bob James.
Musician's Creativity Lab worked hard to make sure we could bring you this amazing unique opportunity to learn from, be inspired by, and improvise with one of the best.
This Lab will walk you through the Bob's process of creating his beautiful tunes starting from the motifs that he uses all the way through to the melody-making process.
In addition to his best hits, Bob will lecture about composition, arrangement, and performance using entirely new songs specially written for this lesson!
Bob says that rather than focusing on your technical playing skills, it’s more important to convey your soul and love to the audience through the music and the compositions.
So don’t just watch the video lessons, practice your solo skills while Bob accompanies you.
In this Creativity Lab, you’ll get a chance to play some of Bob James’ tunes, along with Bob himself and get in some great improvisation.
Lesson 1 : Overview
Lesson 2 : Composition 1 - Melody Creation, Call and Response
Lesson 3 : Composition 2 - Let’s compose a new song!
Lesson 4 : Composition 3 - Melody and Bass Line
Lesson 5 : Composition 4 - Classic Music and Jazz
Lesson 6 : Arranging 1 - Westchester Lady
Lesson 7 : Arranging 2 - Target Chromaticism
Lesson 8 : Arranging 3 - Reharmonization
Lesson 9 : Performance 1 - Creating Music with the Piano
Lesson 10 : Performance 2 - Let’s Try the Improvisation
Lesson 11 : Performance 3 - Dynamics
Lesson 12 : Performance 4 - Swing Composition and Performance
Lesson 13 : Performance 5 - MIDI
Lesson 14 : Performance 6 - Memorize the Music
Lesson 15 : Performance 7 - Jam Session “Angela” with Bob James
Lesson 16 : Summary